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State mulls solar water supply system for 12 villages

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 9, 2019

The state government is planning to launch a solar-powered water supply system to provide running water to 12 villages of Haridwar and Udham Singh Nagar districts by next month. The state-of-the-art facility will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 6 crore. The project has...

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Kerala: State electricity board invites E-Tender for roof top solar project

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 9, 2019

The Kerala State Electricity Board has invited e-tenders for the 200MW rooftop solar power project aimed at enhancing the state's renewable energy generation capacity in the future. The tendering is the first step towards establishing roof top plants for generating 500MW of...

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IEEFA India: Grid, storage, policy, and regulation: Areas of new focus to meet India’s ambitious renewable energy targets

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 6, 2019

Finding the right pricing signals to drive technology adoption to solve the integration of an ever increasing share of variable renewable energy into India’s grid is becoming a central new challenge for policy makers and regulators, critical to enabling the ongoing transition...

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India’s Rajasthan state government announces 50GW solar goal by 2025

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 6, 2019

The state government of Rajasthan has come up with a new draft solar policy. The proposed policy package aims to establish the state as a global hub for solar with 50 GW of installed generation capacity within 5-6 years. It envisages an R&D hub for the deployment of...

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Ten-fold growth in rooftop solar installation required to reach 40 GW target: MNRE

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 6, 2019

India’s cumulative rooftop solar installation needs to grow 10-fold in order to achieve the 40 gigawatt (GW) capacity target by 2022, according to a latest report by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). The report added that as of March 2019, the rooftop solar...

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Solar installations in first half of 2019 at 3.2 GW, down 35 per cent

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 6, 2019

Solar installations in India, during the first half (H1) of 2019 reached 3.2 gigawatts (GW). This is a 35 per cent decline in capacity, compared to 5.1 GW added in H1 of 2018, according to Mercom India. In its report on Q2 2019, titled India Solar Market Update, Mercom found...

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Govt lining up big-ticket reforms to energise India power market

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 5, 2019

The government is lining up big-ticket power sector reforms that will change the architecture of domestic electricity market, make it more responsive and reduce cost for distribution utilities as well as consumers through intense competition. The power ministry has set up an...

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Rajasthan govt, US state to collaborate in energy sector

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 4, 2019

The Rajasthan government and Utah state of the US have entered into a partnership for knowledge sharing in the energy sector. The two states signed an MoU last week to advance state-level policy exchange, share emerging knowledge of innovative energy solutions and to develop...

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Himachal Pradesh signs agreements to tap 250 MW solar power

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 4, 2019

Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday signed two pacts for setting up solar power plants with an outlay of Rs 1,000 crore. One pact for Rs 600 crore was signed with Renew Energy Private Ltd for setting up a 150 MW solar plant, which is proposed to commission by 2021, while the second...

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Enel Green Power Awarded 190 MW of Wind Power in India

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 3, 2019

Enel Green Power through its Indian renewable subsidiary EGP India has been awarded the right to sign a 25-year energy supply contract for a 190 MW wind farm in India. The project was awarded under the 1.8 GW Eighth Tranche of the national wind tender issued by the government...

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